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Changes to BBA Allow Partnerships to File Amended Returns

The April 15th Tax Filing Deadline has come and gone. But if you filed an extension or are looking to submit return amendments, you’re on the hot seat to comply with the next set of looming deadlines. And this brings up an issue many small business owners face concerning the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which pared-down existing rules for auditing partnerships (legislation that first took effect in 2018). These revised rules could potentially
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Recent Changes To PTE Tax Are Good For Qualifying California Taxpayers

  As you’re probably aware, the Trump era Tax Cuts + Jobs Act senate bill capped SALT (state and local tax) deductions. Instead of being able to deduct the majority of the taxes you pay on income, capital gains, and property taxes paid at the state and local level, that deduction is now capped at $10,000. As a workaround to this deduction cap, California passed AB 150 last summer. The bill allows eligible businesses to
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New Federal Infrastructure Bill Impacts Crypto Currency

  In case you haven’t already heard, Congress recently passed a 1.2 trillion “infrastructure bill.” And as is often the case with such legislation, it’s stuffed with a plethora of peripheral measures that have nothing to do with “infrastructure.” One of which directly impacts Cryptocurrency. So, what’s the latest from the federal government on this burgeoning digital asset investment? In short, there are two major issues crypto investors should be concerned with… Filing 1099-B Form
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Governor Newsom Signs SALT Income Tax Deduction Cap Workaround Bill

  There was certainly lots for taxpayers to love about former President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) tax legislation. But a couple of elements in Trump’s plan ambitions plan left many California residents less than thrilled. One aspect, in particular, is the cap on federal income tax deductions for state and local taxes, commonly known as the SALT deduction. Prior to Trump’s TCJA legislation, you could deduct a significant portion of SALT (state
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Biden Tax Plan Overview

When not hammering on each other, the US Congress is still hammering away at President Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion tax plan. The Biden Administration aims to do lots of “good” with the increased tax revenue this plan is projected to generate. Programs like free continuing education, financial support to children and families, and tax cuts for the middle and working classes are all on the docket. But of course, someone has to pay for all
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Do You Qualify For An Unemployment Tax Refund?

  At the height of the pandemic-fueled “lockdown,” unemployment reached an unprecedented 14.4%. That equated to over 20 million people, some temporarily and others permanently, losing their jobs. The majority of whom applied for unemployment benefits. Though public health concerns still linger and various restrictions remain in place, most businesses that weathered the storm have returned to operation. And in turn, unemployment has dropped nationally to under 6% (though that figure hovers close to 8%
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How Do You Minimize Cryptocurrency Taxes?

Cryptocurrency, or crypto, as it’s often abbreviated, has gained increasing attention and legitimacy over the past decade. And in light of recent economic issues, interest in crypto is surging, a trend that is likely to continue. Crypto’s status as a financial instrument is not quite “as good as cash,” though it’s not far off. But no one is quite sure how to deal with crypto. Including the government. How The US Government Currently Taxes Cryptocurrency
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How Will President Biden’s Tax Plan Impact Your Personal Finances?

What was the biggest selling point in former President Trump’s reelection campaign? It can be summed up in two words… LOWER TAXES! In fact, Trump successfully positioned himself as the “no new taxes” alternative to Biden’s stanch “tax the rich” stance. And many of the 75+ million citizens that cast their votes for Trump did so because of a massive marketing campaign relentlessly flogging the imagine of Biden as a “tax mad government robber,” coming
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What is The FFCRA Credit?

Sadly but certainly, countless small businesses have been whacked HARD by the COVID-19 pandemic. And nowhere has this hardship been more onerous for small business owners than when it comes to managing employees. Whether an employee fell ill with COVID, had a spouse or family member fall ill, or was forced to stay home due to a school or nursing care facility closure — the working question is either not on the job or far
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What’s The Employee Retention Credit + Does Your Business Qualify?

As Main Street attempts to shake off the pandemic’s lingering financial malaise, most employers are struggling to keep their normal staffing complement employed full-time. And while spending and growth numbers are surging, it’s hard to know how much of this upswing is artificially inflated, spurred by stimulus funding and other government intervention. In addition, many businesses are still lagging in terms of patronage and earnings. And if you’re a business owner in this boat, pandemic
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